photo by Kate Sears
From what I hear, Tanya is working on an epic series about eating vegan for Thanksgiving, so keep an eye out for that. In the meantime, I thought I’d share a yummy, sample vegan Thanksgiving menu!
I love cooking for a crowd, but unfortunately our house isn’t big enough to host the 16-18 people who descend on Atlanta for Thanksgiving each year, and we end up eating out for Thanksgiving. Since I don’t get to cook on the big day, ogling and collecting vegan Thanksgiving recipes is how I vicariously have the home-cooked Thanksgiving feast of my dreams. If I were able to host Thanksgiving, here’s what I’d be serving up:
Appetizers and Sides
- Ginger vanilla pear sauce – This cooks up in the crock pot and is such a perfect Thanksgiving side! Bonus: it makes the house smell amazing.
- Fluffy Mashed Potatoes with Savory Mushroom Gravy – The PPK does it just right!
- Warm Cabbage Apple Slaw – Instead of a salad, this comfy, warm slaw is a healthy side dish for all of that rich holiday food!
- Savory Stuffed Mushrooms – During the couple of years that we did get to cook for Dave’s family, these mushrooms were a total hit.
All three of these might be overkill, depending on how big a crowd you’re expecting, but I’m having a hard time choosing just one!
- Tanya’s Roast and Roots Extraordinaire – This is a seitan roast surrounded by root veggies and served up with yummy gravy.
- Nutty Curry-Stuffed Squash – For the meat-eating crowd, fake meat doesn’t always go over, but who can say no to individual squash stuffed with curried goodness?
- Butternut Squash Lasagne – This isn’t quite as traditional, but lasagne is such a crowd-pleaser, and winter squash is pretty Thanksgiving-y, right?
- Pumpkin Spice Rice Pudding – Pumpkin is such a perfect fall flavor, and Manifest Vegan’s rice pudding is just perfect. Pie schmie, I say!
- Cherry Pie – OK, I know that I just said pie, schmie, but come on. Everyone loves pie! Since pumpkin’s represented in the pudding, I thought a cherry pie would be a nice way to wrap things up!
Do you guys have a vegetarian or vegan Thanksgiving menu in the works? I’d love to hear what you’re making! Let me live vicariously through your cooking adventures!
If you’re looking for more vegan recipes for your Thanksgiving menu, also keep an eye on our sister site, Vibrant Wellness Journal. Andrea is working on her Thanksgiving menu, and it’s going to be a great one!